Tip-Off for 2/22/13 (featuring Julius Erving): Miami Heat rout Chicago Bulls in 86-67 victory

(Inside Hoops.com)

Not even Benny the Bull can slow down LeBron James and the hard-charging Miami Heat.

The Miami Heat gave the Chicago Bulls a taste of their own medicine in a 86-67 blowout. The Bulls shot 37 percent and committed an uncharacteristic 26 turnovers. The win pushed the Heat’s win streak to nine games, it was also Miami’s first win in Chicago since LeBron James’ arrival in South Beach during the 2010-11 season.

Heat 86 – Bulls 67 – LeBron James led Miami with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. The Bulls were held to 45 points after scoring 22 in the first quarter. Nate Robinson led Chicago with 14 points. Joakim Noah handed out 8 assists.

Spurs 116 – Clippers 90 – Tony Parker continued his hot streak, scoring a game-high 31 points in less than three quarters of play. The Spurs shot 59 percent from the field. Matt Barnes led Los Angeles with 18 points.

The Lineup

Get ready for the Oscars Red Carpet (The Oscars).

Kobe urges Lakers to play for Dr. Buss (Mike and McGoutry).

Rex Ryan a standout at the NFL Combine (USA Today).

Julian Newman is an 11-year old hoops prodigy (YouTube).

Magistrate is delivering ruling in Pistorious case (BBC).

Another power move by Jay-Z (The Shadow League).

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy bounced early (Huffington Post).

Former San Diego mayor talks about gambling addiction (CBS).

A big week for Kyrie Irving (NY Times Sports).

Someone grab a pillow and blanket (In Flex We Trust).


Happy Birthday to the great Julius Winfield Erving II!

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